Photo courtesy of Steve Utter
The Icarus Omni is the latest
innovation in 7 cell canopy design. 7 cell canopies gained
popularity because of their ease of use and gentle characteristics.
The disadvantage with 7 cells is their reduced lift and
inferior flare characteristics when compared with many 9
cell designs. While this is no issue for beginners or at
lighter wing loadings many more experienced skydivers also
prefer the ease of use that comes with 7 cell canopies and
are prepared to sacrifice lift and glide for this benefit.
The Omni addresses these issues
offering a larger range of flight on an all purpose 7 cell
The Icarus Omni is a
7-Cell, Semi and Lightly elliptical, Zero Porosity
canopy. It has been designed as an all purpose canopy
with soft on-heading openings, predictable flight
characteristics, light toggle and riser pressure and
with the added advantage of an increased glide ratio
and greater flare power when compared with many other
7 cell designs.
The result, a 7 cell
with an increased operating range, useable for all
facets of modern skydiving.
At lighter wing loadings (below
0.9 PSF) it is a good transition canopy or for someone who
likes to take it easy. At heavier wing loadings (up to 1.5
PSF) it will have noticeable performance while maintaining
soft openings and great landings.
We recommend wing loadings
from 0.75psf to 1.5psf.
As with all our canopies the
Omni is available in any size you choose.
Standard sizes: 99, 109, 119,
129, 139, 149, 169, 189, 209, 229.
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Photo courtesy Mike Sanders